SUMMARY OF SNOWDON SHERPA NETWORK - WINTER 2023-24
UPDATE.....
There are minor changes to the times of the connecting Conwy Valley railway line trains

    Reductions in the level of service for the Winter Sherpa services have been announced..........

    The level of "S1" Sherpa journeys via Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis" remains basically hourly - with the first and pen-ultimate journeys suspended for the winter

    "S2" Sherpa journeys from Bangor to Pen-y-Pass via Llanberis are again cut back to only operate as far Llanberis (where passengers can change into the "S1" Sherpa)
Click here for further detrails

    The level of "S3" Sherpa journeys along the western side of Snowdon is slightly reduced with the last 1902 summer return journey from Beddgelert suspended for the winter

    The level of "S4" Sherpa journeys along the Nant Gwynant pass has again been reduced to just two journeys each way during the winter periodare again.....
.....but the service remains two-hourly between Beddgelert and Porthmadog
note - the extensions to Morfa Bychan will only operate on weekdays during the winter

    All the additional "S5" "Park and Ride" journeys are again SUSPENDED for the winter - use the hourly "S1" journeys instead

    So far,   no further changes have been anounced for the Conwy Valley "19" connections,  but in view of the new 20mph speed restrictions currently having an adverse effect on performance - watch this space for PROBABLE changes........
........these will be updated on THIS website if / when anything is announced


Snowdon Sherpa Bus Timetables
unofficial website

    REMEMBER..........
    Due to so many last-minute changes to the various services in the area,  unfortunately many official websites (including the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner") continue to show journeys which have either been "CHANGED" or sometimes even "WITHDRAWN"
    Where known,  these are also included below as a warning - to help avoid you being caught out !!!


    Please bookmark and revisit nearer the time to check if there have been any further known changes since your last visit to this page

    Journeys shown on this website with a "strike through" line are still operating,  BUT it is NO LONGER possible to get a (bus) connection back to the start location of the page - eg
 1234 

    Thrughout Snowdonia there are unfortunately numerous cases of "sub-standard" connections which are NOT recognised by the TravelineCymru "Journey Planner"
(as they are less than 5 minutes) - eg
17.55 17.54
    Although this website strongly advises you NOT to 'chance' them..........
..........they are included to draw your attention to the fact that if everything is 'spot on time' and you are "very quick" - it can sometimes get you to your destination considerably earlier



This "unofficial" website attempts to show what is available..... and to encourage greater use of the network --- also includes some suggested " trips round Snowdonia - without your car"


Sundays - 18th February to 17th March 2024
see VERY important note above
Click here for alternative weekday evening journeys
  BEWARE..............
The last summer connecting "S4-S1" Sunday Sherpa service to Betws-y-Coed for a direct bus to Llanrwst - Conwy - Llandudno
via Nant Gwynant (Watkin),  Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed departs Beddgelert at 1500 and Nant Gwynant (Watkin) at 1505

(a later "S4" Sherpa departs Beddgelert at 1702
(and Nant Gwynant at 1544b -  b - change at Beddgelert)
 but it is necessary to continue via the Ogwen pass and Penrhyn Castle or wait for the last train at 2047
(as Llew Jones has SUSPENDED all their evening buses along the Conwy Valley)

There are also alternative later connections via either Caernarfon/Bangor or Blaenau Ffestiniog (with an onward train)

         
last Sherpa
via the Nant Gwynant and via Ogwen Valleys
 
alternative connection
via Caernarfon
 
 later connection
via Blaenau Ffestiniog
 
connection
via Caernarfon
 
 

S4
S1
19
S4
S1
S4
S1
19
S4
S1
S4
S1
T10
5
12
S4
S3
5C-5*
12
S4
T22
train
S3
5C
train
5C-5*
12
    Nant Gwynant
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1544
-
-
-
no 1744
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
    Nant Gwynant
Beddgelert
no
1300
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
15.00
-
no
16.00
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
no
17.00
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
no
18.00
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
1557
1702
-
-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
no
1902
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert
   Porthmadog
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1627
|
>>>>>>>>>>>
1810
-
-
-
-
-
   Porthmadog
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
1844
20.20
-
-
-
-
   Blaenau Ffestiniog
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1709
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Rhyd Ddu
Snowdon Ranger
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1713
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Snowdon Ranger
Nant Gwynant Watkin
-
-
15.05
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Nant Gwynant Watkin
Pen-y-Pass  (S)
no 1330
Sherpa
in the
winter
-
15.22
no 1530
Sherpa
in the
winter
16.30
-
no 1730
Sherpa
in the
winter
18.30
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass
Capel Curig
-
-
-
-
16.40
-
17.40
-
18.40
/|\
|
|
1914 - 1914
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Capel Curig
Betws-y-Coed
-
14.40
-
-
16.55
17.35
-
>>>>>
 18.55 
1903
>>|>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
20.47
-
-
-
-
Betws-y-Coed
Llanrwst
-
-
14.50
-
-
-
-
17.45
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
20.53
-
-
-
-
Llanrwst
   Caernarfon
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
1735
1740
-
-
-
|
1940
-
2010
-
   Caernarfon
   Bangor
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
1821
-
-
-
|
-
2011
2112
2051
-
   Bangor
   Penrhyn Castle
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
1942
1955
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
|
-
===
|
|
-
   Penrhyn Castle
Conwy
-
-
15.17
-
-
-
-
18.18
-
-
-
-
-
2035
-
-
-
1905
-
-
-
|
-
-
2131
2135
-
Conwy
Llandudno Jnc station
-
-
15.21
-
-
-
-
18.22
-
-
-
-
-
2038f
-
-
-
1908f
-
-
-
21.22
-
-
2139
2138f
-
Llandudno Jnc station
Craig-y-Don
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
-
2049
-
-
-
1919
-
-
-
|
-
-
|
2149
2158
Craig-y-Don
Llandudno
-
-
15.35
-
-
-
-
18.35
-
-
-
-
-
2100
2115
-
-
1930
1955
-
-
21.35
-
-
|
2200
|
Llandudno
    Colwyn Bay
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2141
-
-
-
2021
-
-
-
-
-
2145
-
2221
    Colwyn Bay
        Chester
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Rhyl
-
-
-
Rhyl
-
-
-
-
-
2233
-
Rhyl
        Chester
- Sherpa journey operated by Gwynfor     b - change to the "S3" Sherpa at Beddgelert - departs from 'across the road' outside the Tourist Office      
(S) - Sherpa stop for one of the many official tracks up Snowdon    
* - normally worked by the same "through" Arriva bus    
f - Llandudno Junction flyover stop     Rhyl - Arriva "12" journey continues to Rhyl    
- Transport for Wales Conwy Valley or North Wales Coast train - "1 bws" (one bus) tickets NOT valid" - shown as an alternative when there is no suitable bus    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites   and any subsequent amendments thereto  

    Home Page    


    News Page    


    Tickets    


    Contacts    


    Contents    
Timetables
Suggested Sherpa Trips
Click here for the next period of this page

Bangor - Snowdonia  (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis - Caernarfon
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno  (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Llanberis Pass --- Park and Ride
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed  (connections)
Llandudno - Snowdonia  (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia  (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor  (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth  (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno  (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli  (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Conwy
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

Later non-Sherpa weekday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Later non-Sherpa Sunday journeys from......
Beddgelert area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Pen-y-Pass area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Porthmadog area to Llandudno/Conwy Valley
Beddgelert area to Llanberis
Porthmadog area to Llanberis
Llanberis area to Porthmadog area
Additional and updated pages are in the process of being prepared - please bookmark this page and keep returning for the very latest information available


This page last  Updated - snowdon sherpa bus service on 8th February 2024   e-mail webmaster   (c)2024

Web Hits